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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Happy Valentine's Day to those of you who celebrate it.

I see it as a day to celebrate love. 

Not just romantic love, but all love.

I love you

I love all of you for your support, kindness, and friendship.

Home Interior Finds

I love scrolling through Instagram and looking at all of the wonderful decor ideas on there.

It is especially exciting to come across a home that you fall in love with. 

It happened to me recently when I came across @mollyinmaine and even more exciting when I saw that she has a Molly In Maine blog.

We all know how much I love blue and white and she has an abundance of it to reflect the sea that is outside her windows.

cozy living room with blue and white

Mickie @cottageonmainst is creating a cozy home in a 1912 fixer-upper farmhouse.

Can I have those gorgeous floral prints, please?

antique floral prints

Linda @stonecottage2250 has a wandering mind and appreciative eye.

Who could resist lunching at this beautiful table in your own home library?

beautiful lunch table in home library

Wendy is enjoying a beautiful Queenslander life @my1925cottage

Queenslander cottage living room

Margyl has created a beautiful farmhouse style home in Utah @theoldhouseonmain

farmhouse style bedroom

Good Eating

Over the weekend when it was chilly and rainy my mind turned back to comfort food. 

Of course, it's Georgia, so yesterday brought back spring weather.

Still, when I got home after an afternoon with family I felt like some comfort food and this Butternut Squash Soup With Apples sounded perfect. 

butternut squash soup with apples

I have always loved butternut squash soup but the apples add some sweetness that is a whole new twist.

Happy Reading

I am always looking for a good whodunnit mystery and I have just settled down with this one.

The Maid

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • “A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center” (Real Simple), this cozy whodunit introduces a one-of-a-kind heroine who will steal your heart.

The Washington Post, The Guardian, Glamour, Elle, PopSugar, Newsweek, Mental Floss, She Reads, Kirkus Reviews

I love that the central character is an ordinary girl that finds herself in a spot of trouble. 

Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened. Will they solve the mystery in time?

Have you discovered any great new mysteries lately? If so, I would love your recommendations. 

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Have a great day and I would love for you to check out my Etsy shop where I sell vintage and antique finds along with digital downloads of beautiful antique artwork.

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  1. I agree whole heartedly that Valentine's Day is for all we love not just romantic love. Happy Valentine's Day sweet friend. Hugs. Kris

  2. I love having a table in my library. I have stacks of books and a globe. My pride and joy are the 2 trays (for serving drinks) that are over 100 years old! Happy Valentine's day my friend. Sending you love, Diane

  3. Oh those cottages are all super sweet. Some of them are new to me, so thanks for sharing!

  4. Such beautiful spaces! I agree with your sentiment about Valentine's Day!


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